Join CGP London at Bold Tendencies for the rare opportunity to see one of the world’s most renowned butoh companies live amidst the stunning concrete multi-storey car park setting.
7th-10th Floors Multi-Storey Car Park
95a Rye Lane
London SE15 4ST
( ) pronounced ‘brackets’ is a site specific performance by Kokoro founders Barbara Bourget and Jay Hirabayashi, accompanied by the music of Sigur Rós. ( ) is a deeply moving work that centres around a shallow grave, exploring life and death, departure and loss, love and resurrection. ( ) was originally commissioned for the 2003 InFrinGing Dance festival in Nanaimo, British Columbia by Holly Bright for the unusual setting of a climbing gym with gravel floor.
Icelandic rock group Sigur Rós have composed for Merce Cunningham. Sigur Rós sing in a made-up language they call “Haplandic” that drifts towards sounding like English so as to convey hints of connotative meanings. The title of this work is taken from the title of their album. Sigur Rós gave no titles to the tracks of this album and no notes to the music. They prefer that their listeners make their own meaning for their music and lyrics, a preference Kokoro also share. Jay and Barbara’s interest in dance is in the provocation of an emotional response rather than upon intellectual reflection.
In addition to this performance, on 2, 7 and 8 July, in collaboration with Jonathan Baldock within his exhibition There’s No Place Like Home at CGP London // Dilston Grove, Kokoro will perform amongst Jonathan’s sculptural installation, activating the works and inhabiting the former church with their strange created characters clothed in Jonathan’s costumes.
On Monday 3 July, Kokoro is organising a unique dance workshop at Siobhan Davies Studios.
- Kokoro Dance at Bold Tendencies, tickets £5 (concessions available)
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- Kokoro butoh dance workshop at Siobhan Davies Studio, tickets £5 (concessions available). Please book your tickets here
- A limited amount of combined tickets (£7.50) are available for those who also wish to participate in the dance workshop at Siobhan Davies.
- The performances at CGP London are free and wheelchair accessible.
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